Our heavenly Father, MAY THE GLORY OF YOUR NAME BE THE CENTER ON WHICH OUR LIFE TURNS. May your Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us. Manifest your kingdom on earth. Luke 11:2
Jesus’s LIFE PURPOSE WAS TO MAKE KNOWN THE NAME, THE CHARACTER AND THE WILL OF GOD TO HIS DISCIPLES.
OUR FATHER -Family -intimate relationship – acknowledging God’s authority – His protection, His care, His love is ours. All that He is- is ours – all His expressions are functions – every aspect of what is His is ours.
WHO ART IN HEAVEN-Where is heaven? In the heavens and here and in our hearts.
HALLOWED BE THY NAME- Worshiping and bowing in reverence before the Holy Father. Surrender. All of his Names indicate His character. First and foremost, He is Holy. – His empowering grace for us.
THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN- We are in agreement with your desire for Your Kingdom to rule and reign. Your will is best.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD… We ask for provision for the day, physical and spiritual. We ask specifically for again indicative of the intimate family relationship.
FORGIVE US AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS-Be specific – Confess, repent, and move back into grace. Help us with this and that. Help me with this and that.
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION – Keep us making good decisions and remain on the narrow path in this and that.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL – deliver us from the snare of the fowler. Ps 91:3 says Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler. Father, help us to uncover the subtle plans of the enemy.
MODEL – OUTLINE FOR EXPANSION. JH
God’s power alone can change things and bring heaven’s rule (HIS kingdom) INSTEAD, and the honor and the glory for PRAYER’S ANSWERS ARE HIS.
THE PRAYING IS OURS TO DO.
ALL KINGDOM MINISTRY BEGINS WITH, IS SUSTAINED BY, AND WILL TRIUMPH THROUGH PRAYER. JH
Without the intervention of God’s kingdom rule through prayer, Earth’s circumstances will succumb to inevitable consequences. Earthly scenes of need MUST be penetrated by God’s “will here, as in heaven.”
INTERCESSION. WE REPLACE AND DISPLACE powers, principalities, rulers of darkness and their evil intentions, and man’s base, evil fleshly inclinations. WE MUST PRAY-
HERE IT IS IN THE PASSION VERSION-Luke 11:1-4 “Would you teach us a model prayer that we can pray, just like John did for his disciples?” 2 So Jesus taught them this prayer: “OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, MAY THE GLORY OF YOUR NAME BE THE CENTER ON WHICH OUR LIFE TURNS. May your Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us. Manifest your kingdom on earth. 3 And give us our needed bread for the coming day. 4 Forgive our sins as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. And rescue us every time we face tribulations.”
PERSISTENCE BROUGHT THE DESIRED OUTCOME.
He instructs us to ask and keep on asking persistently; Seek and keep on seeking persistently; Knock and keep on knocking persistently and the door will OPEN.
If we do not turn to Him and surrender, He cannot help us.
His Word tells us that when we turn to the Lord, the “veil” is removed from our eyes – from our hearts (2 Cor. 3:16)
My initial thought was a raging, flowing river of life.
I heard the sound of many waters.
I felt His Presence flooding me with light, life, and healing.
I saw it and heard it.
Who is Jesus to you? Who Is JESUS?
He is the Son of God and the Son of Man!
He is glorious!
He is Radiant!
The Holy Spirit whispered the word:
EFFULGENCE – the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light, shine, radiance, brightness
Jesus is always “MORE THAN.”
He’s God in human flesh—Emmanuel—God with us!
His joy is real; it is contagious.
His love is filling and satisfying.
His grace is sufficient.
Times of intensity and challenge and distress push us right into His
GLORY THROUGH THE CROSS.
From that time on, it is not you by yourself,
BUT IT IS YOU PLUS+++ THE LORD. More Than.
All of us may be in an ash heap from time to time, but the Lord wants to bring us into ENLARGEMENT.
TO SEE AS HE SEES. To see His glory and to carry His glory.
WEIGHTY GLORY OR FEATHERWEIGHT?
EMANANT – It means issuing or flowing forth; passing forth into an act, or making itself apparent by an effect as in an improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
EMANANT —-This is the perfect word to describe the manifestation of the brightness of glory that flows out from Jesus.
HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
The whole earth is filled with His glory.
Isaiah 6:3 …a great antiphonal chorus they sang, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is filled with His glory.
His holiness (1) HOLY in heaven, (2) HOLY in this world, and (3) HOLY in the ages to come. Today we can see the triune God being praised:
Holy [Father] Holy [Son] Holy [Holy Spirit]
So Who is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15).
He is “the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” (Heb. 1:3).
He is the total Embodiment of God.
He was crucified so that He could emanate light, life, and healing from every wound He suffered.
All of the Living River, all His glory, flows into us and over us. JESUS. JESUS. JESUS.
We partake of His suffering UNTIL… the glory of His resurrection is seen rising upon us.
He is Radiant; He is the pure and shining One
We shine as lights in the world dancing in the River of LIFE
Obeying – to accept God’s word as TRUTH and act “as if.”
“Whenever we fail to obey the voice of the Lord, we will begin to fear the power of the gods of this world and be oppressed and enslaved by them.” – PR
“Many Christians have chosen NOT to confront the hidden issues of their lives with the power, and authority of the love of Christ but have ADJUSTED their lives DOWNWARD to the level of their current oppression.” – PR
Gideon was hiding in fear in a winepress when God called him.
God looked past his circumstances and even his own self-image and spoke directly to the “new man” He was creating.
WE at RCF are continuing to move on to deeper Truth. Hebrew means “those who crossed over.” We have passed from shadows to substance and from doubt to the reality of faith.
This is the message of Hebrews 6. It reads: Verse 1: Now is the time for us to progress beyond the basic message of Christ and ADVANCE INTO PERFECTION. The foundation has already been laid for us to build on. Verse 3: so, with God’s enablement, we will move on to deeper truths.
Heb 6 verse 11-12 reads: “We long to see you passionately advance until the end and you find your hope fulfilled. So don’t allow your hearts to grow dull or lose your enthusiasm but follow the example of those who fully received what God has promised because of their faith and patient endurance.” Heb 9:12 God’s Promise of eternal blessing is given on the basis of faith in the saving blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. He has paid the ransom forever. Heb 10:35-36, this is the Promise of a new covenant and a new creation life. Another name for testing is proving and advancing. We go from glory to glory, but there is suffering involved and walking through. Heb 6:19 Heb 6:19-2AN UNSHAKEABLE HOPE! Heb 6:18 Jesus is the trailblazer [the Forerunner], and He blazed a trail for us to enter into this sacred chamber and seize the hope that has been already fulfilled in His eyes… to have a company of king-priests who will dwell with him in the holiest of holies and minister from there out to the nations of the earth… LIVING IN THE KINGDOM REALM DISPLAYING HIS GLORY. In Hebrews 6:15-17, Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the Promise fulfilled. God swore an oath added to His Promise to confirm his statement and end all disputes. He wanted to end all doubt and confirm it even more forcefully to those who would inherit his promises. Let’s look at Abraham for a minute. In Genesis 13, Genesis 14, Abram goes to war and wins against four enemy kings, recovering his nephew Lot. He would take none of the spoils from the enemy. In Genesis 15, as a result, because of Abram’s integrity and actions, God called him and said Fear Not! I will be Your Faithful Shield and Your Abundant Reward. Abraham did not go to the enemy or the world for his supply but trusted God. We can receive this word from our God as well; He WILL BE OUR FAITHFUL SHIELD AND OUR ABUNDANT REWARD as we remain faithful to Him trusting Him in our lives.
God gave Abram instructions to set up an altar to make a blood sacrifice. Abraham obeyed. God showed up. Genesis 22 brings us to the testing of Abraham. He was instructed to sacrifice his only son Isaac on the altar on Mount Moriah. Abraham heard God and obeyed Him. Testing means proving and also signifies an elevated banner. God allows us to see ourselves when we are in a difficult situation and shows us Who He is.
God had provided Isaac miraculously. He also provided for Abraham, the ram in the thicket for the sacrifice. Abraham made the altar on Mount Moriah, which means “chosen by Yahweh” and comes from a root word meaning “vision or sight.”
WE are called to our own Mount Moriah being chosen by Yahweh and see. He’s the HOPE THAT HOLDS US… A SECURE ANCHOR.
Hebrews 6:13-19 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the Forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever.” We are Safe and Secure- Psalm 91